Heirloom & Open Pollinated Pepper Plants for Sale
The Coeur d’Alene Coop specializes in the sale of quality heirloom and open-pollinated pepper plants. All our plant starts are grown by us from open-pollinated seed stock, and several varieties are grown from certified organic seed. We only choose varieties that grow and produce well for the north Idaho climate.
In addition to peppers, we offer a variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomato plants, and vegetable starts, including cucumbers, squash, peas, and herbs. For those with a small garden or prefer container gardening, look for “Patio Perfect” next to the heirloom variety — these are perfectly suited to your small-space needs!
Direct from Our Garden: Plants may be purchased in early May directly from our garden in midtown Coeur d’Alene. Please contact us to confirm plant availability and garden times.
Farmers’ Markets: You can find our heirloom plants at both the Wednesday and Saturday Kootenai County Farmers’ Markets, early May through the middle of June (or until stock sell out).
Online Plant Reservations: PRE-ORDERS for 2019 ARE CLOSED. THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL 9th, 2019. We often sell out of popular varieties early in the season. To ensure you get the varieties and quantities you want we offer an online deposit form. We will hold your order for you with a $10 deposit, which is applied to your total purchase upon pickup. Simply let us know what and how many you’d like of each plant and submit the $10 fee via PayPal. We will contact you in early May when your plants are ready for pickup. This option is only available February through April.
Heirloom Pepper Plants for Sale
70 – 80 days. Small, yet beautiful, 3-4 inch peppers are a lovely cream color. They have a nice mild, sweet flavor and ripen to a beautiful creamy-orange. Good producers on very compact, dwarf plants.
70 – 80 days. Classic, sweet wax pepper that has been grown by generations of gardeners. Sleek, tapered fruits reaching 6-7″ long, 2″ wide, are a translucent ivory color when immature, ripening quickly to stunning red-orange.
70 – 80 days. Mild, 6 inch peppers are a favorite from the Basque region in Spain. The are picked green, fried whole in oil, and sprinkled with salt.
73 days. Excellent yields of brilliant orange-yellow bell peppers. Blocky, four-inch fruits are thick-walled, ripening from medium green to orange-yellow at maturity. Sweet and flavorful gourmet pepper for salads, stuffing and more!
70 days. An exciting bell pepper perfect for short-season growers (north Idaho!). This variety produces nice, blocky fruit that are nicely flavored when picked green or red. Productive plants.
Lipstick Pepper, Heirloom, Patio Perfect, New for 2019!
70 days. A delicious pepper with 4” long tapered, pimiento type fruit that is super sweet. This fine pepper is early and ripens well in the North. A flavorful favorite with thick, red flesh.
70 – 90 days. Prolific Italian variety prized for its gigantic sweet red fruits. Delicious 12″ long peppers are excellent eaten fresh or fried.
70 days. This small, sweet pepper is thick-walled, crisp, and juicy. Round and ribbed, this pepper ripens from green to red. Well suited for our northern climate.
75 days. The flesh of this pepper is cola-red color, very sweet and delicious. The medium-sized semi-bell-shaped fruit ripen very early, making this variety perfect for the north Idaho climate. Great in salads.
Tequila Sunrise Pepper, Heirloom, Organic Seed, Patio Perfect, NEW for 2019!
68 -70 days. An ornamental plant with delicious fruit! Study plants hold loads of 5″ long peppers. Fruits ripen from deep green to golden-orange. Firm crunchy flesh is mildly peppery and sweet. Delicious as a frying pepper or eaten fresh.
Chilhacule Negro Pepper, Heirloom, Organic Seed, Patio Perfect, NEW for 2019!
95 days. HOT. This small to medium-sized, dark chocolate brown pepper is a key ingredient in the classic mole negro from Oaxaca, Mexico. When ripe, the flesh inside is deep purple. With very thin walls, they dry rather easily. Fruit are especially good roasted over an open flame before making into salsa or mole, or as a piquant ingredient in stir-fry.
80 days. HOT. This pepper from the Basque region in Spain. Medium sized, horn-shaped fruit are perfect for drying when ripe, but can also be eaten fresh while still green. Ripen to a deep red color. Peppers are beautiful when dried and strung.
Early Thai, Heirloom, Organic Seed, Patio Perfect, New for 2019!
90 days. VERY HOT. The 2-3″ long, slender, pointy peppers are very hot and are perfect in nam phrik, the hot pepper condiment found on every Thai table. When compared to commercial Thai pepper varieties, Adaptive Early Thai plants are a bit smaller in stature, fruit is a bit larger and nearly every one of them ripens by frost.
75-80 days. This medium-hot pepper is an old East Coast favorite for flavoring Chesapeake Bay seafood. The 3 inch fruits range in color from green and white, to orange, brown, and red. But what really stands out is the wonderful foliage – variegated green and white leaves — making it a stunning edible landscape plant as well.
75 – 80 days. A Mexican cuisine favorite. Medium-sized chili peppers have a mild to moderate amount of heat, but grow spicier as they ripen from green to red. One of the most common chili peppers, jalapeños are green when picked and are usually used while green. Perfect for salsa, guacamole, or stuffing!
Sugar Rush Peach Hot Pepper, Open Pollinated, Patio Perfect
85 days. The Sugar Rush Peach is a type of Aji chile, which are native to Peru. Fruit are finger-length and often wrinkled in appearance with a sweet beginning and a spicy finish! Sugar Rush Peach has a unique citrus-peach flavor that ends with the heat of a mild habanero. Sweet and spicy!